These videos have made me feel all sentimental, inspired, and humanist-y.
Resistance to allowing gay service members to serve openly is one of those things that I just cannot wrap my head around. Jeff Shang’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell exhibit contains photographs of closeted men and women who are serving in the military under DADT. The photos and the subjects are beautiful, heartbreaking and haunting.
I followed that up with Science Saved My Soul by philhellenes, which I found over at Attempts at Rational Behavior. The beginning of this video will take your breath away; the images of the night sky and the universe, the well-delivered script describing the beauty, the horror and the immense magnitude of the universe, and the music are all beautiful.
After giving the viewer a few seconds to catch his/her breath, the next ten minutes are devoted to a eloquent argument against organized religion, to being open to finding God without religion. As philhellenes writes in the description for the video “I’m not against the Creator(s), if they exist, if they ever existed. I’m not against the search for the Creator(s). What blows MY mind is that people think religion has anything to do with it at all.”